Presentation on theme: "7 Principles of the Constitution"— Presentation transcript:
17 Principles of the Constitution Principle – a basic truth or lawOne principle of education is that all kids can learn !People live according to their principles… the laws of their life:like honesty, hard work, faith, or love.
27 principles memory hint PopularRepublicansFedexSeparateChecksLimitingInvestmentPopular SovereigntyRepublicanismFederalismSeparation of PowersChecks and BalancesLimited GovernmentIndividual Rights
74.RepublicanismRepublic – government in which people elect representatives to make laws for them685,000Voters electA representativeTo make lawsFor themCongressmanGene Green5AVotes onBills (proposedLaws)29th CongressionalDistrict
8Republicanism 5B 5C Sen. Hutchinson Sen. Cornyn Senators Make Laws For TexasCitizensSen. HutchinsonCitizens of TexasElect 2 senatorsTo make laws forthem5B5CSen. Cornyn
14Separation of Powers7ANational powers are divided up between three branches so no one branch has too much power7E7F7GLegislativePowers7C7B7C7DCongress7FPresident7ESupremeCourt 7GExecutivePowers7BJudicialPowers7D
15Charles Montesquieu French noble who wrote “The Spirit of the Laws” Urged government to “separate into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial.This would allow each branch to “check and balance” each other !
18Checks & BalancesEach branch of government can use powers to limit the powers of the other branches8A
19Checks & Balances Check – to stop or limit another In soccer one player checks another by stealing the ballIn football one player checks another by blocking or tackling the other playerIn hockey one player hits another player to get control of the hockey puck
20Checks & Balances Balance – equal, even, fair, in the center An athlete must have balance or they will fallThe states and central government have a balance of power.
21Checks & Balances 8B Congress can pass a bill but the President can VETO thebill and it doesn’t become a law
22Checks & Balances2/3’s ofHouse and SenateOverride the VETO8C
23Checks & Balances 8D Supreme Court declares laws that segregate Schools for all kidsSchools for Nonwhite KidsSchools for White Kids8DSupreme Court declares laws that segregateStudents by race as UNCONSTITUTIONAL orAgainst the Constitution and illegal:Judicial branch checks legislative branch